Monday, 1 October 2012

Smeared and Smudged Halloween Blog Hop #4 Day One

Good Day, Everyone

A Happy Halloween Blog Hop To All.

Today is the launch of the fourth annual Halloween Blog Hop:

The 31 Days of Halloween

 hosted by

 Smeared and Smudged.

  To find out more about the 31 Days of Halloween

 click here.  

Even non-participants can win prizes! 

For all information please visit that link

or visit


who is the first person 
on the Halloween Blog Hop Roll in my sidebar.
And will be publishing a host of information there about the blog hop all month long. 
If you are on the hop you should have come here from 
Christy and when you leave here you will be 
hopping to Lady Brayton.


My first project is a combined entry for the blog hop
but also my entry for the challenge at

Here is their challenge:
Okay, macabre fans... your challenge this week:
"Chain me up, Chain me down"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that has something to do with
chains, shackles, bondage.
Let's see some inspirational examples from the Minions to get your mojo flowin'. 

Here is my entry:


I have created a hybrid project which means it is part digital 
and part hand crafted. 

I have used a digital art image from


Cat Girl

Can you believe this fab image was a freebie?

I love Ike's Art  and recently 
used one of her images in a challenge for 

I was lucky enough to win
and was delighted with my
prize of a very generous gift 
voucher to Ike's Art.
Doubly Lucky!

(Actually triply lucky because I am honoured to reveal
I have been invited to be Guest Designer for 
for October!)

I hope you will join me at this wonderful and innovative
challenge blog when their October challenge 
goes live next week.
And you still have time to enter their current challenge
which is 



I took Ike's Cat Girl into Craft Artist 2
and altered her a little by removing her sentiment, made her an outline, printed her then 
coloured her with promarker pens.
I used a metallic silver promarker to highlight
her buckles and zips and to alter her cat o'nine tails 
into a chain o' nine tails!! 
(well the theme is chains, after all!!)

The background I designed myself and I think
if nothing else it does show a lot of chains!
I added a cheeky message to finish. 

Here is a version with a spider in halloween orange 
for traditionalists.

Have a great day whatever your time zone and enjoy 
the blog hop.
love and peace,
Vee xx


This next project is not part of the halloween hop but is
for the ATC challenge at

 ATC =
 Artist Trading Card and is 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches

This digital art image is


She has been printed onto 
digital card and coloured with promarkers
I added pan pastels in blue 
and used the most famous words from
the tale to frame the image. 

I would like to put Rapunzel into the challenge below:

 DCC and Friends Challenges

Challenge #3 Character Crazy



  1. Hi Vee, another brilliant card and very cleverly made it is a great image I will have to have a look at these images.
    And well done for getting to grips with CA2 already. I could do with some lessons!

  2. this is bloody lush hunnie, great take on it, i miss you in craftymess :( this makes me sad :( did i mention I miss you you in craftymess

    loves ya
    Judie xx

  3. oo fab card Hun - love those chains! Great image too! Hugs rachel xx

  4. Brilliant card Vee, great image and I love the background

    Hugs Sue

  5. Love It!! How did you possibly create the chain background yourself, I find that amazing and wish I could be half as talented as the blogs I have been looking at. Cheers from Florida (USA)

  6. Nice! You nailed it! Happy October!

  7. congrats on the win and the gdt for ppp.
    wow, thats a lot of abreviations ;)
    great back ground, digi art is one of those things that leaves me wondering as I am so lost with it. I can just about email x
    thanks for joining us at haunted design house

  8. wonderful Vee, love the chain background..that is awesome. wonderful image and coloring. Happy day one!
    susan s.

  9. This is really cool looking Vee! Great job on your double duty!

  10. Haha very cool. Thanks for playing along with macabre monday this week x

  11. Combining to art forms...LOVE IT!!
    Purrrrfect card!!

    Regi ^_^

  12. I'm all about sexy Halloween! You've used cat girl in the most awesome of ways! Great hybrid project!!!

  13. great card i love how you did the chain in the background
    carolyn h

  14. Your chain background is awesomely edgy and you did a super job coloring Ike's digi. Also made me afraid to mope around on Halloween!

  15. Great hybrid piece! I love Ike's art work too!

  16. awesome , the chain bg is so cool and love the ike digi

  17. Cute little card! I do love purple.

  18. Love it looks fantastic
    Hugs xxx

  19. Great card, love this image by Ike and the sentiment is perfect.

  20. The chains in the background make the catwoman pop. The spider one is my favourite.

  21. those chains! The images are great. Awesome job on both.

  22. Oooh - great projects! Thanks for entering your ATC into our challenge at Wicked Wednesday. :)

  23. Wonderful card! You did a great job on the background and I love cat girl in her purple! No doubt SHE will have a Happy Halloween ;)

  24. Thanks very much for the fab comments, everyone. Most appreciated. Vee xx

  25. background chain print makes a cool background for cat woman

  26. Great card, lovin' the chain background! Congrats on your Guest DT position, that's awesome :)

  27. FAb image and lovin' the chains. Thanks for sharing with HDH and I'm enjoying the hop as well. xxD

  28. Fabulous, I love that chain link background
    Lindsay xx

  29. Vee, these are both fantastic - the halloween one is SCAREY and the rapunzel image is cute. Wish I could be as creative as you - you have some extremely interesting ideas. Catch you later lovely lady xx

  30. Im still sad and missing you though xx

  31. I was one of the lucky ones to snag this catwoman image what you've done with her!

    Rapunzel is gorgeously colored and sitting pretty on her ATC, which is perfect for this week's Wicked Wednesday challenge! So glad you had the chance to play along with us this week.

  32. WoWza .... COZMIC. Both the images look awesome Vee. I love the chain background you made for Cat Woman :-D Very naughty indeed LoL Rapunzel looks just truly beautiful. Thank you for using and enjoying my digis :-D xxxxxxx

  33. I love that freebie from Ike :) nice background for it.

  34. Love your creations, especially the Cat Woman with the Whip! Mmmmmeeeooowwww! LOL! You Rock and Hugs!

  35. Vee I love these images, You are so clever, i love the cat woman, fab image and great design and colours and your second one is just gorgeous, love the blue and her hair is lush. I miss you so much and I will keep telling you this love you xxxxxxxxxx

  36. Two fabulous cards, but must say I really like the Rapunzel ATC, amazing what you can get on a little piece of paper, great colouring!

  37. Thank you very much for the wonderful comments. Vee xx

    Judie I miss you too. xx

    Lise I love and miss you too. xx

  38. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday!! Love your Rapunzel ATC - a great image!!

  39. She is beautiful Vee and the hand wrote sentiment is fab. Thanks again for joining us at DCC & Friends and good luck xxx


Thank you very much for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. If youi would care to join me I would love to have your company. I will be looking forward to visiting your blog to leave a comment and join you too.
Vee xx